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We are a close knit, diverse, and welcoming Catholic community within the Archdiocese of Newark, living the mission of Christ. Parishioners serve the Lord by serving one another through our faith and sharing the resources and energy of the Holy Spirit.

Announcements

  • BUSINESS OWNERSAdvertise in our bulletin!  Thank you to all our advertisers!  To join the sponsors on our bulletin, please call Mary Hoffman at 860-836-8486.
  • PARISH OFFICE HOURS:  Monday – Saturday, 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM  973-992-9490
  • The Facebook page for St. Raphael Parish is administered by Mary Gayle Scheper.  If you would like to contribute pictures or material to the page, please contact her with your material via the parish office at straphaelrcc@comcast.net. “Like” us at www.facebook.com/straphaellivingston
  • The bulletin for the parish is available on this website.  The current week is displayed automatically.  For earlier bulletins (the previous 5 weeks), scroll to the bottom of the page and select the weekend you would like to view.

Special Events

  • VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!  If you have a background in English – writing, editing, or oral presentation – you can help our local seminarians.  Check out the details here!
  • Help Collect Box Tops for Education for Catholic Schools in the Archdiocese!    We are now branching out to include other schools within the Archdiocese.    We will continue for the 2018-2019 school year! Click here for a list of products that carry the coupons, or pick up a list next to the donation box.
  • The schedule for Lectors and EMHCs for the period June 1 – September 1, 2019 will be created during May.  The new period includes the Feast of the Assumption.  Please let us know if you have any changes in your preferences, or availability for the holy day.  Send all requests and updates to servistraph@gmail.com by May 15.
  • Our social outreach ministry, Samaritans Always Care (SAC)is collecting:  Food for the Soup Kitchen at Our Lady of the Valley.  Please place your items for those in need in the labeled boxes in the vestibule.
    • If you would like to take a more active part in helping with the SAC projects, please contact the parish office and you will be put in contact with a committee member.  We meet on the second Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 PM in the Raphael Room.
  • Seniors’ Prom – June 8 after the 4:oo Mass.  Come and enjoy a live Swing band with music from the Forties, Fifties, and Sixties!  Tickets $30, available in the vestibule.

We Are Living Stones Capital Campaign

  • We began the final year of our 4-year campaign in April!!  We have already received funds for our parish amounting to $32,585.88.  We can receive almost $50,000 if all pledges are met. Campaign Update Details

Sharing God’s Blessing

 

For additional upcoming events and special Mass times, please see the bulletin by clicking here.